One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and another pub further down... The High Street, which is a quaint little street, leads directly to [...]
I wanted to create a soft looking flower... and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose has many petals and I did manage to get most of the rose in focus... [...]
For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves crashing was a beautiful sound to hear. The above photograph was taken just before storm [...]
The above photograph is of a rework of a flower I took at Lullingstone Castle... and never posted because I wasn't happy with it. Then I put it in a frame and it gave the image a whole new perspective... after a few minor edits.
A wonderful tip from Scott Kelby on how to go from the Library Module straight to the crop tool in the Develop Module... and that isn't half of it... from there you can auto straighten... Thank you Scott Kelby from Lightroom Killer Tips
If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda... and will close on the last day of October this year.... the grounds are spectacular and there is so much to do there... I have to admit the tea-rooms are lovely... Yes the entrance fee [...]
I am so honoured that Cee picked one of my photos entered into Cee's Compose Yourself Challenge #22 to receive a Gold Award... thank you Cee for picking my photo xx It is one of my favourites too xx ESSAY This Compose Yourself Photo Challenge (CCY) Theme is #23 Black and White: The Basics and this challenge will [...]
First of all my apologies to Leanne, for posting my photo a week earlier... unfortunately it completely slipped my mind that she was on holiday and wouldn't be holding MM that week.. and of course when I went to schedule my post I didn't add the week. Sorry Leanne xx Glad you had a [...]
Well here I am sitting here tonight with two pooches all uptight because they can hear the storms in the distance... looks like I won't be going to bed yet 😀 😀 so I thought I would process this beautiful flower which was growing in the World Gardens, which is within the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Kent. [...]
One of the things I like about Photography is processing an image... I like to see what it looked like before I started to do my edits and what the final image looks like.. so with that in mind I thought I would start hosting a mid monthly photography challenge, where you can send in your [...]
As you stroll around the grounds of Hever Castle in Kent... you come to this wonderful lake.. and what caught my eye was that red little building beside the lake. As you can see from the original photo there were some distractions and I knew I wanted to remove them. So I did [...]
This weeks photography challenge from WordPress is Curve. The above photograph was taken at Queen's House in Greenwich.. and is a photograph of the spiral staircase.
Here is another video for you where Julieanne Kost explains the difference between Virtual Copies and Snapshots. I do use both, but I do like using the Virtual Copies the most.. simply because I can reset the photo and start all over again and then compare them side by side. It is a lot to [...]
Doesn't a week fly by so quickly? It hardly seems seven days since the last 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the letter for this week is 'M'. Well the above photograph has four M's in it... It is a Morris Motor with Mirrors and is coloured Maroon. I picture four M's.. Once again thank you [...]
Shortcuts... we love them, they make our lives a whole lot easier.. but having to keep remembering different shortcuts for different programmes can be a flaming nightmare. This is where the Control +/ (PC) or Cmd + / (MAC) will bring up the help and shortcuts for the particular module your are in... So by [...]
The above photograph was taken at Birling Gap in East Sussex, and was shot just by the houses that are very close to the cliffs edge. As you can see from the SOOC photo, there is a fence post that is rather distracting and a piece of fencing that just doesn't seem to belong [...]
It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again... and this week's picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park... I just love how the fence seems to go on and on.. Again many thanks to Leanne for hosting this challenge.... really enjoying them.
Hugh's weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about 'Glorious'. Glorious can mean visual or sound... and I have picked two photos for this challenge. The first being of wildflowers standing proud in the countryside on a glorious summer day when there wasn't a cloud in the sky. The second one was remembering sitting on [...]
This week's letter for Lori's Photo Letter Challenge is the letter 'L'. Originally I was going to post a photograph of a lake.. but then as I was going through my collections I found this Lupin. I didn't like the background on the original photo... so using Photoshop I changed the background to a graduated [...]
Yesterday at Northward Hill Nature Reserve we had this Little Egret who was quite contented to pose for photographs... the clicks of the camera didn't bother him at all... and as we had the camera's set to High Burst Mode... we have loads of photographs of this bird. I wanted to create something different... [...]
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers.. For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to Williams. Originally I was going to just process this photo in monochrome... But [...]
Spare is the theme topic for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.. and for this topic I picked this bird as he sat on the railing by the cafe at Birling Gap wondering if anybody would spare him some food.
Once I saw this photograph on Stacy's blog for this month's One Photo Focus Challenge I was eager to get going... and as soon as her email hit my inbox that was it... I already knew what I wanted to do. So I did some minor edits in Lightroom and then exported the [...]
Well today's quick tip.. well it isn't that quick, 20 minutes to be exact, but it is very informative. And it comes from a video created by Laura Shoe from LauraShoe.com that covers the fundamentals of the Basic Panel in Lightroom. Sit back and enjoy and have a good weekend everyone xx
This week Cee has asked for submissions to her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups of various items. With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects.... For my entries to this challenge I am including these photographs. Out of all these photographs I am submitting... yes the doggie ones are my [...]
Lori's challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week. I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter 'K'. I was just about to give up and skip this challenge... (I know that's the chicken's way out) [...]
For Hugh's weekly challenge I thought I would post three pictures taken at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent.. The theme was 'Vintage' and there is nothing quite like vintage than an old castle, with its stately rooms. Within this formal sitting room just by the fireside was a table that had this wonderful bone [...]
Cee's CCY Challenge is about guiding the viewer to see your image the way you want them to.. Essay Guide the Viewer As a photographer, we have the option of guiding your viewer to see the photo as you want it to be seen. In some ways that is what composition it all about. We [...]
This week in Monochrome Madness there is a theme, and the theme for this week is 'Closed'. Why I picked the above photograph was simply because of the look on the horse's face.. he was looking at me as if he was trying to say he is 'closed in'. Many thanks to Leanne Cole [...]